9/10/18

Taking Stock// September (002)



With school starting in full swing, this past week, it feels that life has been chaotic and scheduled to the minute. But I feel like we say the same thing every fall. That's just how life is, as it is right now. 

In other news, the As It Is Right Now Link Party is now live. I can't wait to read all about what life looks like for you, right now.

For me, today is full of watering my plants, lounging around in bed, and taking stock:

Making: an arm-knitting blanket with left over yarn, from an older bigger blanket project.
Cooking: Honey Lime Chicken Thighs. Kind of like these, but with a different flair. Maybe I'll share next week. 
Drinking: Sparkling tea. 
Reading: Four different books, at the same time. One of them being a historical read I would have never chosen on my own.  
Wanting: to speed up my next pay check. 
Looking: out the window at the rainy day, past the porch. 
Playing: "relaxing music" on Amazon Prime. 
Wasting: less. 
Sewing: I should really just remove this category, haha. 
Wishing: for motivation to clean out my closet. 
Enjoying: four day work weeks, courtesy of holidays I don't celebrate. 
Waiting: until this evening to jump back on the work-out-routine-train. 
Liking: watermelon for breakfast. 
Wondering: if I should start laundry. 
Loving: online shopping
Hoping: that my copious amounts of recent orders arrive today. 
Marveling: at how calm the world seems, this morning. 
Needing:  nothing. 
Smelling: coffee scented candles. 
Wearing: red. 
Following: Maddy - I already love the realness in her blog. And now she's starting her fitness journey, too. Pop on over and give her some love. 
Noticing: that it's easier to wake up early when I have a day off. Go figure. 
Knowing: it's time to dive back into routine and embrace it for all that it is. 
Thinking: about how I'm going to decorate my new tiny office at work, tomorrow. 
Feeling: content.
Bookmarking: Classroom ideas on Pinterest. Even though I don't have classroom. 
Opening: my mind to new possibilities.
Feeling: ready for what's next.

(Thanks, Pip!)
Taking Stock: 001

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What is life for you right in this moment?
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 As It Is Right Now  (Week 2 - 9.11.18)

8/21/18

as it is right now



When I first moved into my home, this time last year, I was so excited to unpack the many boxes I had been harboring at my parents': boxes that held everything from towels and dishes to boxed up memories. I couldn't wait to get in here and put everything in its place and decorate everything like the Joanna Gaines that lives deep inside me.

Once I moved though, I quickly realized I still had too many clothes and not enough free time. This combination meant that while I was having fun getting settled, I never quite felt like rooms were "done" or "ready". So when it comes to sharing where I am with my space, I think I still harbor a little feeling of "Wait! I'm not ready, yet!"



These snaps here are from my guest-room-in-the-making. I still have a collection of artifacts I would like to hang on the walls and I am waiting to find bed skirts that speak to me. But right now, at this moment, this is what it looks like.

One thing I love about this blogging space, however inconsistently I've used it over the past ten years, is the ability to scroll through old posts like a time capsule and relive old memories through the posts, here. And when I think about my feelings of hesitancy in sharing or jumping before I'm ready, I realize that if I never shared my life at those times, I wouldn't have the opportunity to float back through the memories and snapshots, later.

I think there's value in showing up before we're ready and also in being present in the now. And I think there's value in accepting where we are, in every area of life. Because when we accept where we are, it's a whole lot easier to move forward - whatever direction forward may be.

So for that reason, I want to celebrate life: exactly as it is right now. 

What is life for you right in this moment?
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  • If you don't blog, add a link to your Instagram or Facebook post where you've used the hashtag #AsItIsRightNow.
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 As It Is Right Now  (Week 1 - 8.21.18)